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DHS news release

April 12, 2007

Contact: Cheryl Sanders (503-378-2733)

Oregon Home Care Commission will hold an Executive Session conference call on April 13

Who: Oregon Home Care Commission
What: Executive session conference call
When: April 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Agenda: The purpose of this executive session (ORS 192.610 - 192.710) is to discuss labor negotiations (ORS 192.666)(2).

The commission is responsible for ensuring the quality of publicly funded in-home care services. The commission has three major charges: (1) to define qualifications of home care workers; (2) to create a statewide registry of home care workers; and (3) to provide training opportunities for home care workers. Beyond these responsibilities, the Home Care Commission is also the “employer of record” for purposes of collective bargaining for home care workers whose pay comes from public funds.